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Virginia Reinburg

associate professor and director of graduate studies

Prof. Virginia Reinburg

Telephone: 617-552-8207

Office Location: Stokes Hall, Room S329


Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1985

Fields of Interest

Early modern Europe, especially France; the Reformation; European religious history; history of the book

Academic Profile

Professor Reinburg teaches courses on early modern European history, the Reformation, early printed books and their readers, and witch trials in early modern Europe and early America. Her research centers on religious life in early modern France. She recently published a monograph on books of hours and practices of prayer. She is now working on pilgrimage, sacred landscapes, and the bonds linking religion, place, and nature in France, c. 1450-1750.

Representative Publications

  • French Books of Hours: Making an Archive of Prayer, c. 1400-1600 (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  • Fragmented Devotion: Medieval Objects from the Schnutgen Collection, Cologne, co-edited with Nancy Netzer (2000)
  • "Liturgy and the Laity in Late Medieval and Reformation France," Sixteenth Century Journal (1992)
  • "Les pèlerins de Notre Dame du Puy," Revue d'Histoire de L'Eglise de France (1989)